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Local farmer believes more supports needed for young farmers starting out

Nov 15, 2023 13:04 By Shannonside News
Local farmer believes more supports needed for young farmers starting out
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Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice made comments at last weeks Oireachtas Agriculture Committee meeting that a negative image of agriculture is being portrayed in the media and in schools.

A local farmer believes that agriculture isn't as glamourous as other career options for young people. Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice made comments at last weeks Oireachtas Agriculture Committee meeting that a negative image of agriculture is being portrayed in the media and in schools.

Deputy Fitzmaurice said youngsters in national and secondary schools are nearly brainwashed before they have the opportunity to reach agricultural education. Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show, IFA Livestock chair for Roscommon, Kevin Hartigan thinks more supports are needed for younger farmers starting out:

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